Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Eve Photo Op ~ I hope everyone had a Wonderful Holiday! I had to put the old camera on top of the TV and set the self-timer to get this picture of us after Santa's visit. It turned out sort of glarry but Santa brought me a new camera (yea!) which I tested out on Puddin' in the picture below.

Puddin' said, "Hey, I know I'm not supposed to sit on the kitchen table but I get such a good view of the bird feeders when it's raining outside!" I'm still trying to figure out the complicated directions on the new camera... instead of 'partridges in a pear tree', I can see about 25 doves roosting in the poplar tree in this picture. I think I'm going to love the new camera when I figure out how to use it!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunflowers in the Garden at Sunrise ~ I sold the original of this painting several years ago. I cropped a part of the photo from the original painting ACEO size and printed it out and it turned out pretty neat!

Blue Night Serenity ~ I hope I haven't posted this one before but I'm pretty sure I haven't. This is acrylics on a stretched canvas and it's 8 x 10 inches. I'm wishing everyone a:


Friday, December 12, 2008

Special Moon Event ~ Thank you Babs for letting me know about it because I didn't even see about it on the news here and had no idea the moon would be special tonight. We've had a week's worth of heavy clouds, rain and flooding so I was so glad that tonight the sky would be clear! Check out Bab's Off the Wall Art blog to discover why the moon looked so huge and beautiful tonight! I took about 10 photos this evening as it was coming over the horizon and even used my husband's shoulder as a tripod a couple of times. :) Ha, he didn't complain too much, just commented that it looked like the moon, only larger than usual! This is the only one that turned out good enough to share since the others were a blurry disaster. This one is a big blur too, but turned out kind of neat. That train of lights under the huge glow, which is the moon, are actually a couple of cars going up the road right as I snapped the shutter. Thanks Babs, from one moon watcher lady to another!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Celestial Wonder ~ 6 x 6 inches acrylics on stretched canvas
Oh! The cresent moon and planets in their special alignment the other night just took my breath away and I immediately had the urge to try and do a painting of it. There's no way I could capture the actual beauty of that sight, so I just painted my impression of what I felt looking up at the night sky! We are supposed to get a little snow tonight and they even have the winter weather advisory on TV. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

'Celestial Wonder' and haha big mess in my studio...better known as spare bedroom or my painting room.

'Heart of Ice' ~ ACEO done in acrylics on 140 lb. watercolor paper
I listed this one on Ebay: Heart of Ice The listing fees have gotten lower there and I had some good luck with listing an ACEO print there last week.

Monday, December 01, 2008

OH Christmas Tree ~ You may be artificial, but you're still beautiful!! Well, we finally bought an artificial tree last year. After so many years of picking out a real tree every year...going to town to pick it out, bringing it home in the back of the truck, cutting off the bottom, finding the tree stand which is usually buried somewhere at the back of the attic, putting water in the stand and spilling it on the floor, sweeping up dried up needles all over the house, worrying about the thing catching on fire, some of us possibly being allergic to it, only having it up for 2 weeks....well you get the picture. Last year, it somehow felt a little depressing not to have a real tree, but this year I'm more than happy with it plus we get to enjoy it the whole month of December! I know I'm going to be eager to take it down right after Christmas though as we'll be really tired of looking at it by then! :p Ho Ho Ho